Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Parquet Courts, The Saints


band members

Andrew Swayze, Hendrik Wipprecht, Zac Blain, Benjamin Simms


Influences

Rolling Stones, Iggy and the Stooges, Ty Segall, The Black Lips, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The Velvet Underground, Thee Oh Sees, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard


Gig

A. Swayze & the Ghosts

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

20 Oct

Vic on the Park

Sydney, 2204

Sydney

8:00pm

Gig

A. Swayze & the Ghosts

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

24 Oct

Brisbane Hotel

Hobart, 7000

Hobart

8:00pm

Gig

A. Swayze & the Ghosts

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

26 Oct

Kyneton Music Fest...

Central Victoria, 3444

Kyneton

8:00pm

Bio

Good luck to anyone rocking up late to The Foundry for A Swayze & The Ghost because the
room is rammed..Their set is fast and scathing and easily a BIGSOUND highlight for 2018 – The Music

One of the most talked about artists at BIGSOUND was A. Swayze & The Ghosts…the
Hobart band have a live show in prime condition. It’s unpredictable, risky and unhinged and
it’s impossible to take your eyes off frontman Andrew Swayze…you feel alive watching these guys. – Declan Byrne, triple j

An unhinged rock’n’roll party band from Tasmania that are a very important reminder that garage rock is still the best style of music when it’s done well. – Double J

it’s the kind of chaos that is missing from music sometimes and something I welcome back - STACK

A. Swayze & the Ghosts have released their new single ‘Suddenly’, the accompanying video and announced a string of shows across October and November.

“‘Written in one session, listening back to the original phone recording, not
much has changed. It’s really important to all of us that we capture the
urgency of our live shows on record, and with ‘Suddenly’ we found a balance
between some our more garage-y punk roots, and the more complex and
interesting writing styles that we have been striving for.”

A. Swayze & the Ghosts have performed at Falls Festival (winners of the triple j unearthed competition to perform), MONA Faux Mo, A Festival Called Panama, Boogie Festival, Cherry Rock Festival, Bad Friday Festival, By the Meadow and Bigsound, as well as playing alongside Jet, The Vines, Batpiss, Cosmic Psychos, Shame, Total Control and The Stems.

The band’s most recent shows as part of Bigsound created a big buzz amongst
punters and industry alike, earning spots in many ‘best of’ lists across STACK, triple j, Double J, The Music and more.

‘Suddenly’ follows A. Swayze & the Ghosts’ 2017 self-titled debut EP, and is the start
of a new chapter for the band.

Unearthed in 2017

Falls Music And Arts Festival

22 Oct 2017

Winner

A. Swayze & the Ghosts

A. Swayze & the Ghosts

Big ups to our Falls winners!

They'll play the festival this New Year!

More

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

03 Oct 2018

Triple J
45

I premiered this single. Ten days later, I still don't regret that career move.

I premiered this single. Ten days later, I still don't regret that career move.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

02 Oct 2018

Triple J
40

more drama and tension than the Oliver Trask arc in The OC

more drama and tension than the Oliver Trask arc in The OC

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

28 Sep 2018

Triple J
45

you've captured the raucous and risky live show so well here. i could watch a swayze & the ghosts weekly but for now i'll settle for playing this one on repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat.

you've captured the raucous and risky live show so well here. i could watch a swayze & the ghosts weekly but for now i'll settle for playing this one on repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat.